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TOTO: Company Announces Plumbing Industry's First Products to Earn 'Red List Free' Declare Labels


Morrow, Ga. — Nov. 18, 2015 — TOTO, the largest plumbing manufacturer in the world with $5.1 billion in annual sales, announced that its high-efficiency commercial wall-hung toilet, two ultra high-efficiency urinals, and wall-hung commercial lavatory have no Red List ingredients and are listed in the International Living Future Institute's (IFLI) Declare Products Database as “Red List Free.”

The IFLI's Declare Program, often compared to nutritional labeling on packaged food, has three Declaration Status options — “Declared,” “Living Building Challenge Compliant,” and “Red List Free.”

If the ILFI finds that a product contains an ingredient from the Living Building Challenge's (LBC) Red List, that ingredient is listed in red on the label, and the product is listed in the Declare database as “Declared.”

If it determines that a the product contains a Red List ingredient with a LBC exception, the exception is noted on the Declare label, and the product is listed as “LBC Compliant.”

If a product has no Red List ingredients — like TOTO's high-efficiency wall-hung commercial toilet, ultra high-efficiency urinals, and wall-hung commercial lavatory — it is listed as “Red List Free.”

“Transparency is the 'secret ingredient' in all TOTO products. It's the TOTO Way,” said Bill Strang, president of operations for the Americas. “The IFLI's Declare program offers an important opportunity for us to share our company’s industry leadership in products that contribute to healthy, environmentally responsible design.”

For more information about TOTO, visit www.totousa.com.



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